Capital District New York

What are bridal portraits?

Bridals are portrait sessions that are done prior to your wedding day. They focus on the bride, her dress, accessories and other details. Many brides use these sessions as a run through or "dress rehearsal" for their wedding day.  Let's take a look at some of the benefits of having these types of sessions, realize that the most important benefit is stress reduction. 

As I mentioned before, brides tend to use these sessions as their dress rehearsal for their wedding day. I recommend that you do your hair and makeup, the same way, it will look on your wedding day. When you couple that with other details, such as shoes and accessories, you will know exactly how you are going to look on your special day. Brides find this comforting! 

Next, the session takes about 2-3 hours. You will be moving around in your gown for the first time.. Standing, walking, and sitting, all will highlight any adjustments that could be made to make your gown better. We recommend that you have a seamstress at the session for at least part of the time, if possible. They will know if your dress needs any further alterations and can make the exact improvements to your dress.  

The final reason that you will be less stressed, is that you will have the comfort of knowing that you already have some amazingly beautiful portraits.  You have already taken formal portraits and they are out of the way . Guess what! You do not have to think about them on the morning of your wedding, a huge relief. Instead you can take a deep breathe and be ready to capture some great candid images with your bridal party. 

I believe that there are two more reasons why you might want to do a Bridal Portrait Session. During the session, we have the opportunity to shoot at locations that we might not have time for on your wedding day. It gives us more flexibility to change scenery and backgrounds. We can shoot at several locations if you wish. We can arrange for a time of day that gives us beautiful lighting to create awesome memories. The second reason is that you will have some images that you could give as gifts to your family on your wedding day. Finally, the images can be turned into some creative keepsakes to remember your wedding. 

I hope that you will consider this type of shoot, realizing how beneficial they are to the bride! We would love the opportunity to capture your memories. At Spindle City Studio, we promise to treat you like family.